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Conference Theme: “Community-University Collaborations to Promote Social Equity”

June 8-10, 2011
Binghamton University
College of Community and Public Affairs
Binghamton, New York

Conference Tracks

1. Language and Cultural Barriers to Equity: Local, State, National and International Trends in the Treatment of Immigrants
2. Natural Resources and the Environment: How Debates Over Fracking, Drilling and Mining Exploit Socioeconomic Inequities
3. Measuring Social Equity: How Well Can We Operationalize the Concept?

Confirmed Keynote Speakers

James Svara, Professor, School of Public Affairs, Arizona State University, and co-author of the forthcoming book Justice for All: Promoting Social Equity in Public Administration

Michael Wildes, former federal prosecutor, former city councilor, mayor (2003-2010) of Englewood, NJ, and partner in the leading immigration law firm of Wildes and Weinberg.

The College of Community and Public Affairs at Binghamton University is committed to university-community partnerships and the conference theme highlights that mission.

Call for Papers, Panels and Proposals

Please submit a 1 paragraph proposal to Nadia Rubaii-Barrett no later than April 1, 2011. Proposals are strongly encouraged within one of the three conference tracks; proposals addressing issues of fairness, justice and equity in education, public safety, housing, welfare, and transportation are also welcome, particularly if they are linked to the broad conference theme of university-community partnerships.

The Social Equity Leadership Conference seeks to advance knowledge and understanding of applied and theoretical research that promotes social equity in governance. Public administration scholars, public and nonprofit practitioners, academics from other disciplines, graduate students, Fellows of the National Academy of Public Administration, and members of NAPA’s Standing Panel on Social Equity in Governance are all encouraged to attend.

Conference Program (Tentative)

Tentative Conference Program


$125 Faculty/Professional
$75 Students
May 27, 2011
Registration Form 

Please note: We will accept registration forms via fax at 607-777-2414. This machine is in a private secure area and your information is protected.  If, however, you would like to give credit card information over the phone, you may call 607-77-2719 or you may give it at the door at the conference.  Please email Stacy at with any questions. Thank you!


Host Hotel

Holiday Inn Arena, Binghamton, New York, adjacent to the conference location. Conference rate of $92.00/night. Reserve your room with the booking code: NAPA, 607-722-1212.  Please register by calling the hotel for reservations.


Greater Binghamton Airport (BGM)

22 minutes/11.4 mi from University Downtown Center

US Airways, Delta, United Express

Ithaca Tomkins Region Airport (ITH)

1 hour and 9 minutes/54.4 mi from University Downtown Center

Delta, Continental, US Airways, United

Syracuse Hancock International Airport (SYR)

1 hour and 31 minutes/82 mi from University Downtown Center

Ground Transportation

All County Taxi and Airport Transit (Vans)
3473 Everline Street
Binghamton, NY 13903
Ph: 607-238-8695

$10 per person for groups, willing to work with us if conference attendees need transportation throughout the conference

University Cab
172 Conklin Avenue
Binghamton, NY 13903
Ph: 607-797-5555

$25 per van

Executive Fleet Inc. Coachmaster
719 Glendale Dr.
Endicott, NY 13760
Ph: 607-748-2322

They will do private car service for  $51.75 per car, at least 3 people per car. You must call in advance, preferably before you leave for Binghamton.

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Last Updated: 5/26/11